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    • Lawrence Grobel interview, 2004 August 30

    • Interviewing in journalism; Interviewing in mass media
    • Lawrence Grobel discusses his book, “The Art of the Interview.” He begins by explaining that the book is almost meant to be an anecdotal memoir because it draws from his thirty years of interview experience. He advises in the book that before you...
    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1996 January

    • Trials (Murder) – Fiction; New York (N.Y.) – Fiction;
    • Laura begins the interview talking about her personal experience with the jury selection process and serving as a juror for a murder trial that backgrounds her novel. For the majority of the interview, Laura and Connie discuss the characters and...
    • Charlotte Chandler interview

    • Success
    • Charlotte Chandler discusses her book, “The Ultimate Seduction.” She begins by explaining that the book is a compilation of over 100 interviews she has done with famous people over the years. She talks about how she prepares for an interview, how...
    • Anne Taylor Fleming interview, 2003 January

    • Adultery – Fiction; Married people – Fiction; Cancer – Patients – Fiction;
    • Anne begins the interview talking about how and why she structured her novella as a story in two parts. In the first third of the interview, Anne talks about the first story in the novella. In particular, Anne discusses why wanted to portray a...
    • Tim Green interview, 1996 April

    • Football players – Fiction; Illegal arms transfers – Fiction; Texas – Fiction;
    • Tim begins the interview talking about the well-established authors he studied with in college. For the majority of the interview, Tim and Connie discuss the major characters in his novel and their real-world counter-parts. Near the end of the...
    • Steven Frank interview, 2004 January

    • English language – Rhetoric; English language – Composition and exercises;
    • Steven begins the interview talking about how the book is both an autobiographical look at Stephen’s work as a teacher as well as a manual to writing well. For the majority of the interview, Stephen discusses a number of the analogies, stories,...
    • Tina McElroy Ansa interview, 1993 October

    • African American women - Fiction; Sisters - Fiction; Georgia - Fiction;
    • Tina begins the interview talking about some of the main themes in her novel like sisterhood and love, and freedom and motherhood. For the major of the interview, Tina discusses the characters and their relationships in the novel’s past and...
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Illinois - Fiction; Vampires - Fiction; Foundlings - Fiction; Immortalism - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, "From the Dust Returned" He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how many of his books and plays begin as short stories. He goes on to discuss his writing process and his belief that writer's block is the...
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Science fiction, American
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “The Stories of Ray Bradbury." In the first half of the interview, Bradbury explores the recurring elements of his stories such as death, dinosaurs, Halloween, and the age of twelve. He shares his experiences...
    • MaryEllen Bell Ray interview

    • Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History - Juvenile literature; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - Juvenile literature; Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History
    • MaryEllen Bell Ray discusses her book, “The City of Watts.” She begins by explaining that this book came from an oral history project on the city of Watts, California. She talks about the history of Watts and how it was a great place to settle...
    • Gordan Parks interview, 1981

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    • Connie begins her interview of Gordon Parks with surprise that he had written about an Irish-American family in the 1920s. Gordon details his experiences, especially as a Life photographer, that helped him write the novel, Shannon, which he is not...
    • Elizabeth Chiu King interview, 1986

    • Cooking, Chinese
    • For the majority of the interview, Elizabeth discusses the importance of cooking in and to Chinese culture as well as her own experiences learning to cook. Elizabeth and Connie also discuss the impact of communism on Chinese cooking and culture....
    • Andrea Seigel interview, 2004 June

    • High school students - Fiction; Grandparent and child - Fiction; Foster parents - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Orphans - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction‬
    • Andrea begins the interview talking about her motivations in writing a book about a teenage girl with psychological problems that could not be subsumed under the usual troubles that teenage girls experience. Connie and Andrea spend the majority of...
    • Dr. Susan Love interview, 1995 July

    • Breast – Diseases – Popular works; Breast – Cancer – Popular works;
    • Connie and Dr. Love begin the interview discussing that breast cancer is scary because it forces women to confront their mortality. For the majority of the interview, they discuss the treatment options available to women diagnosed with breast...
    • Peter Lefcourt interview, 2005 February

    • Reality television programs – Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Fiction; Humorous fiction; Reality television programs; California – Los Angeles – Hollywood;
    • Peter begins the interview talking about the impetus behind his latest book that utilizes the main character, Charlie Burns, from his first novel. For the majority of the interview, Peter discusses the main characters and plot points in the novel...
    • Lia Schallert interview, 2005 August

    • Young women – Fiction; World War, 1939–1945 – Virginia – Fiction; Hospitals – Employees – Fiction; Rape victims – Fiction; Women clerks – Fiction; Virginia – Fiction;
    • Lia begins the interview discussing the semi-autobiographical nature of her book that is nonetheless, she insists, still a work of fiction in which her “imagination” takes over. For the majority of the interview, Lia discusses a number of the...
    • Ralph Helfer interview, 2005 August

    • Lion – California – Los Angeles – Biography; Animals in motion pictures; Animal trainers – California – Los Angeles – Biography;
    • Ralph begins the interview talking about his first job in Hollywood at the Hollywood Aquarium, “more pet shop than aquarium.” In addition, he discusses his early work as a stunt man and his transition to working as an “animal behaviorist” in...
    • Steven Sills interview, 2006 June

    • Motion picture industry – United States – Finance; Motion pictures – United States – Marketing;
    • Steven begins the interview talking about the rise in “gross” profits and the decline in “net” profits in the film industry. For the first two-thirds of the interview, Steven discusses a number of the factors involved in the gross to net profit...
    • Dale Brown interview, 1998 June

    • McLanahan, Patrick (Fictitious character) – Fiction; Air pilots, Military – Fiction; Terrorists – Fiction; Sacramento (Calif.) – Fiction;
    • Dale begins the interview talking about the real world of meta-amphetamine drug trafficking, gangs, and terrorists that background his novel. In particular, Dale talks about basing his story upon his wife’s experience working for the Sacramento,...
    • Randy Gibbs interview, 1998 June

    • Insight;
    • Randy begins the interview talking about his childhood struggle with a vision problem and its impact on his life and his work as a motivational speaker. For the majority of the interview, Randy discusses some of the behaviors and patterns that...

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